Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Old Photos 

I'm continuing on my summer scanning project, and found in the box of very old family photos an envelope of very old black and white negatives. Some of them are very oversized - I don't know what type of camera was used, but it wasn't a 35mm. I'm finding pictures of my parents, along with friends of theirs from their youths, and also some generally cool historic photos, like the two below. The first appears to be the aftermath of a hurricane or some similar natural phenomena, and the second is a 1940's shot of Washington, DC, where my mother was stationed with the WAVES.

Scanning slides and these negatives is like solving a mystery, because you really can't tell who or what the subject is until it's scanned, then these faces and places appear.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 6:28 AM